Member Benefits

As a professional association wholly dedicated to supporting the firefighter community, IFA offers a number of programs to benefit our members. If you, or your Department, have any questions at all about any of our programs, please contact us.


The Indemnity Fund

The IFA has an indemnity fund that pays $10 per day (up to $3000) for firefighters injured in the line of duty. For firefighters killed in the line of duty the payment is $3000. Departments must be members of the Indemnity Fund, current with dues to the IFA, and current with assessments to the Indemnity Fund to be covered. The Indemnity Fund is governed by strict by-laws that must be followed to the letter for proper coverage.

A Report of Accident must be filled out and sent by certified mail to the Office of the Secretary Treasurer and received by the IFA within 30 days of the accident. Failure to comply with those requirements deems the claim invalid.

Current Indemnity Fund Member Departments

Akron-Princeville Fire Prot. Dist. Forrest-Strawn Wing FPD Mitchell Fire Dept.
Arthur Fire Dept. Fox River Grove Fire Dept. Monticello Fire Dept.
Astoria Fire & Rescue Dept. Frankfort Fire Prot. Dist. Mt. Morris Fire Prot. Dist.
Atkinson Fire Dept. Galena Fire Dept. New Baden Fire Dept.
Barry Fire Prot. Dist. Garden Homes Fire Prot. Dist. Nokomis Fire Dept.
Bartlett FPD Gibson City Fire Prot. Dist. Normal Fire Dept.
Beardstown Fire Dept. Gillespie Fire Dept. O'Fallon Fire Dept.
Bloomingdale FPD #1 Glen Carbon Fire Prot Dist Oak Lawn FD Club
Bradley Fire Dept. Glen Ellyn Fire Dept. Olive Fire Dept.
Bridgeview Fire Dept. Hartford Volunteer Fire Dept. Paxton Fire Dept.
Buckley Fire Dept. Herrin Fire Dept. Pekin Fire Dept.
Buda Fire Prot. Dist. Highland Fire Dept. Philo Fire Prot. Dist.
Burbank Fire Dept. Hinckley Fire Dept. Ridge Farm Fire Dept.
Burlington  Fire Dept. Homer Fire & Rescue Roanoke Fire Prot. Dist.
Carlinville Fire Dept. Hoopeston Fire Dept. Rockton Fire Prot. Dist.
Carterville Fire Dept. Joliet Fire Dept. Rosiclare Fire Dept.
Carthage Clipper Fire Dept Kenney Fire Prot. Dist. Savanna Fire Dept.
Central Stickney FPD Long Grove Fire Dept. Schiller Park Fire Dept.
Charleston Fire Dept. Long Lake Fire Dept. Silvis Fire Dept.
Chenoa Fire Dept. Lovington Fire Dept South Chicago Heights FF Assoc.
Coffeen Fire Dept. Lynwood Fire Dept. South Holland Fire Dept.
Collinsville Fire Dept. Macomb Fire Dept. Staunton Fire Prot. Dist.
Colona Fire Dept. Maple Park & Countryside Fire Dept. Troy Fire Prot Dist
Crestwood Fire Dept. Marine Fire Dept. Tuscola Fire Dept.
Dixon City Fire Dept. Maroa Fire Dept. Valmeyer Fire Dept.
DuQuoin Fire Dept. Marseilles Fire Dept. Venice Fire Dept.
El Paso FPD Mattoon Fire Dept. Wauconda Fire Dist.
Evergreen Park Fire Dept. Medora Fire Dept. Western Springs Fire & Rescue
Fairview Caseyville Twsp FPD Mendota Fire Dept. Winfield Fire Prot. Dist.
Flora Fire Dept. Mid Piatt Fire Prot. Dist. Wood River Fire Dept.


Indemnity Fund By-Laws - Indemnity Fund By-Laws.pdf

A Report of Accident is available here - Report of Accident.


Down & Dirty DVD Training Program

Down_and_Dirt_Training.JPGThe Illinois Firefighter’s Association in cooperation with the IFSI has produced a training series of DVDs that are sent free of charge to every fire department in the state of Illinois. If your department has not received the DVDs, they can be downloaded from the IFSI website in the Resource Center.

We recognize and fully support State certification as the standard for common fire fighting skills, but also realize that many firefighters are not able to complete a full certification program. This CD set is designed to augment your in-house training program. It is a supplement to and fully compatible with state certification, but it can also be used as a part of a stand-alone training program. Our hope is that this package will help firefighters do the work of protecting their communities more safely and effectively.


Down & Dirty Firefighting Weekend

Annual training conference in conjunction with the annual meeting of the IFA. Training is at the IFSI giving firefighters in the State of Illinois some of the finest training at very reasonable prices.


Grant Program

The Illinois Firefighter’s Association gives thousands of dollars in grants (maximum of $2000 per grant) each year to member departments for training equipment. Due to diminishing funding, the grants will be on a shared (50/50) basis. Contact the IFA Secretary/Treasurer for further information.


All-State Membership

Members of the NVFC's recognized State Associations are eligible for reciprocal NVFC membership for just $15 per person. Departments enrolling all of their membership will have their Department Membership dues waived. Join the EMS/Rescue Section for an additional $15 per member.

Download the Membership/Renewal form in a fillable Word form or as a PDF.

Download the Department Roster form in Excel or PDF.

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The IFA has partnered with California Casualty to provide auto, home and motorcycle insurance to firefighters in the state of Illinois. For more information, check California Casualty's website.


Illinois Firefighter's Association Discount Prescription Drug Discount Card

Illinois Firefighter's Association is pleased to announce an EXCITING new prescription discount program for our members AND their communities.  Average savings experienced by card users is 32%.  Average savings per prescription is $22. This card can sometimes beat even your cost with insurance, so definitely check the discount program pricing.

Check here for more information.